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MENA Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) KIP Spain Study Tour

The World Bank’s MENA CSP KIP welcomed five Jordanian officials to Spain for a study tour in November. The guests included Jordanian officials from the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) and the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC).   Figure 1. [...]

2017-12-05T18:07:20+00:00 05-12-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , |

Spain’s Concentrated Solar Power Performed

As prices for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with thermal energy storage dropped an astonishing 50% between May and November this year, it seemed that 2017 saw the kind of price breakthrough that could allow CSP to compete with traditional thermal power in supplying dispatchable electricity. CSP is the heat-based form [...]

2017-12-01T16:34:36+00:00 01-12-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Save the largest concentrated solar power research center in Spain, Plataforma Solar de Almería

The Solar Platform of Almería (PSA) is the most important research center in the world in solar thermal concentration technologies, leading international projects and initiatives promoted and supported by the European Union. The PSA is cataloged in Spain as a Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) and at European [...]

The concentrated solar power produced 2.1% of electricity in October and 2.5% so far this year

Renewable energies generated 26.3% of electricity in Spain in October, wind power 15.5%, photovoltaic 3.2 and solar thermal 2.1. Generation of the month of October of 2017 The peninsular demand for electrical energy in October is estimated at 20,145 GWh, 1.6% higher than that recorded in the same month [...]

2017-11-01T00:32:34+00:00 31-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

The concentrated solar power (CSP) supplied 3.4% of electricity in Spain in September

Renewable energies generated 30.3%, wind energy 15%, solar thermal 3.4% and photovoltaic energy 3.9%. Wind energy production in September reached 2,764 GWh, up 7% on that of the same month last year, accounting for 15% of total production. 54.9% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not [...]

2017-09-29T10:52:08+00:00 29-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

The concentrated solar power will replace the natural gas combined cycle

Luis Crespo: "The concentrated solar power plants will replace the combined cycles as backup technology to guarantee the electricity supply". For the president of Estela and Protermosolar, the combination of renewable renewable energy (wind, etc.) with thermosolar allows a mix of 100% renewable generation at a competitive cost. Luis [...]

The concentrated solar power generated 3.6% of electricity in Spain

In the month of August generation from renewable energy sources has represented 31% of production. By technologies, wind power production in August reached 3,275 GWh, 9.1% less than in the same month last year, accounting for 16.2% of total production, while the sources of generation have contributed during the [...]

2017-08-31T22:25:43+00:00 31-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

MENA/Chile: Concentrated Solar Power Benchmark Costs

A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]

Concentrated Solar Power generates 4.1% of electricity in Spain in July

According to the source of energy generation, 20.6% was nuclear, 18.8% of coal, 17.8% of combined cycle, 15.5% was wind, 10.8% came from the Cogeneration, 5.3% hydropower, 4.2% photovoltaic solar, 4.1% solar thermal, 1.3% of waste, and 1.6% of other renewable energy. Peninsular demand for electricity in July is estimated [...]

2017-07-31T16:58:32+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Cubico completes acquisition of Andasol 1 and Andasol 2 concentrated solar power plants in Spain

Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited announced that it has acquired two operational Concentrated Solar Power plants in Granada, Spain, totalling 99.8MW from two international funds, Antin Infrastructure Partners and Deutsche Asset Management’s infrastructure investment business, and the Spanish construction company Cobra Sistemas y Redes. The plants use parabolic trough [...]

Concentrated solar power (CSP) generated 3.8% of electricity in Spain in June

Renewable energies generated 32.4% of electricity in Spain in June 2017. Wind power 15.2%, solar thermal 3.8% and photovoltaic energy 4.1%. Generation of the month of June 2017   Peninsular demand for electricity in June is estimated at 21,681 GWh, 7.1% higher than in the same month of [...]

2017-07-17T00:47:41+00:00 30-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

The concentrated solar power generated 3.4% of electricity in Spain in May

Renewable energies generated 37.7% of electricity in Spain in May 2017. Wind power 18.2%, solar thermal 3.4% and photovoltaic solar power 4.6%. Generation of the month of May of 2017 Peninsular demand for electricity in May is estimated at 20,155 GWh, 2.1% higher than in the same month of the [...]

2017-05-31T15:07:16+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

The Spanish government loses first ICSID arbitration claim over retroactive measures against Concentrated Solar Power

The retroactive measures taken against STE plants by the Spanish government in 2012 - 2013 and consolidated in 2014 resulting in a massive change of the remuneration scheme for RES  power plants have now been unanimously condemned by ICSID, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes . [...]